Zetland FM Local News - 27th September 2021
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat have been called into action in our area;
It's been revealed that Redcar and Cleveland Council has bought the old Marks and Spencer store building in Redcar High Street;
...and a record number of visitors have flocked to this weekend's Festival of Thrift.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat have been called into action in our area.
Both Redcar lifeboats were launched at 2.15am on Saturday to search for a missing person.
The incident was resolved by police a short time later and the lifeboats were able to return to the lifeboat station.
It's been revealed that Redcar and Cleveland Council has bought the old Marks and Spencer store building in Redcar High Street.
The Local Democracy Reporting Service understands that the building will be demolished as part of the £25m ‘Town Deal’ plans to rejuvenate the coastal town.
The council has not disclosed what it paid for the freehold, with a spokesman describing it as "commercially sensitive at this time".
However the property, which has dual entrances from the High Street and The Esplanade, was previously up for sale on the open market with a guide price of £1.29m.
The M&S store, which closed in 2014, will make way for a scheme linking the High Street with the seafront which will provide an events space and allow existing and pop-up businesses to trade outdoors.
A record number of visitors have flocked to this weekend's Festival of Thrift.
Thousands attended the nationally renowned celebration of sustainable living which made a hugely welcome return to Kirkleatham at the weekend.
A record-breaking 50,000 festivalgoers from all over the UK enjoyed a packed programme of performances, activities, workshops, talks and stalls alongside stalls from ethical independent traders at the award-winning event which focuses on bringing people together to have fun and share ways to live without harming the planet.
An awe-inspiring aerial performance above an island of discarded rubbish, a thought-provoking contemporary dance recreating the sound of the sea with waste plastic, a fashion show with stunning outfits created from discarded denim and charity shop finds, parkour performers on scaffolding and dynamic dancers inspired by the thrifty dressing of the gentlemen of the Congo were amongst the highlights enjoyed by visitors.